Tamiya 1/48 Kubelwagen — Volkswagen Kubelwagen

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Tamiya 1/48 Kubelwagen 82

Kit #32501 MSRP $14.95

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Developmental Background

Dr. Porsche and by his son Ferry are responsible for little beastie. It was originally just before the war as a fun vehicle on the chassis of what was to become the passenger car. Like the this had an air-cooled engine in the rear and was rear wheel With the war looming the military saw the capabilities of the vehicle and it was adopted as a field car, filling a similar role to the American

nbsp With its four independent suspension, 23.5hp 4 cylinder 985cc engine and durability the vehicle became a in motor pools of all Axis Over 50,000 units produced during WWII and the located in the English sector of was resurrected and production continued for years after the war but marketing of the time saw no future for it. This with a public perception linked the vehicle to the Nazi resulted in the line being Today there are several groups that restore, sell and trade these old vehicles.

The Kit

nbsp This is one of the first kits that Tamiya in 1/48 scale and is now available in version and an Afrika Korps The only difference between the is the two figures, the color scheme and the tires are replaced with tires. The kit comes as two sprues of molded beige plastic, a clear sprue containing the and a very small sheet of Not only does this kit a well detailed Kubelwagen but two figures with arms and as separate pieces.

nbsp The parts all show a level of detail with raised and recessed surface The trees are clean and free of The engineering looks very and the parts fit together very The model builds up quickly and the are quite helpful.

nbsp The instruction sheet is a long, narrow page includes a brief historical of the vehicle, a color code and a few little accessories such as a map can be cut out for use with the figures and some post flags. I elected to the map and reprint in on some clear paper several times. One was cut out, folded and used the kit figure while the other were kept for later use (it is a nice little map).

nbsp There are several kits on the market in 1/48 these days but this to be one of the nicer ones. There are aftermarket pieces kicking for it as well, Eduard offers different PE detail packages and a set, Hauler has a PE set for it and Gaso.Line a set of balloon tires for the Afrika version.


nbsp I sat down at the table and put this kit together a single weekend. Total invested was somewhere around hours.

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